Cheney Set to Visit Georgia

VP to shore up ties with embattled nation, emphasize 'common security interests'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2008 12:33 PM CDT
Vice President Dick Cheney signs a condolence book, Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at the Georgian Embassy in Washington.    (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
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(Newser) – Dick Cheney will visit Georgia next week to strengthen ties with the battered US ally, the AP reports. The vice president will also visit Azerbaijan and Ukraine to emphasize the US commitment to the former Soviet republics, a White House spokesman said today in announcing the trip, which is to begin Sept. 2.